Chicken Lays Record-Breaking Egg

A hen in Eastwood, UK, lay an egg that was 9.1 inches in diameter, exceeding the standing record of 8.6 inches:

Hens' eggs typically have a circumference of 5.5 inches and are 2.3 inches long.

Mr Barbouti, a 64-year-old taxi driver from Eastwood, near Southend in Essex, said yesterday: 'My hens have laid big eggs before but when I saw this one I was gobsmacked.

'Harriet is only a young hen, she's about six months old, and has only just started laying eggs.

'She was limping a bit but she was all right. I'm really proud of her. She doesn't seem to have been putting off laying as she's still producing eggs.'

Link via Ace of Spades HQ | Photo: Peter Lawson/Eastnews Press Agency

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